Born November 4, 1911, in Warsaw, Poland; died October 20, 1995, in Los Angeles, CA. Screenwriter and producer. Jack Rose, one of the most renowned Hollywood comedy writers, began his career as a gag writer for Milton Berle and BobHope. Rose, who immigrated with his parents from Poland in 1916 and settledin Brooklyn, received his degree from Ohio University in 1934. He obtained aposition with a press agent in New York City, writing jokes for clients. Rosewrote for Berle and Hope in New York before moving to California to work onHope's radio program. In 1943 he composed his first screenplay for Hope and Bing Crosby, the wildly popular Road to Rio. He also worked on the scripts forThe Paleface, I'll See You in My Dreams, Papa's Delicate Condition, and April in Paris. Rose made his debut as a producer in 1955 with The Seven Little Foys, another Hope vehicle. Rose was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the screenplay to A Touch of Class in 1973, and contributed scripts tomany annual Academy Awards television shows. His recent work included the screenplay to The Great Muppet Caper (1981).